History Mystery

Abra­ham Lin­coln was elec­ted to Con­gress in 1846.
John F. Ken­ne­dy was elec­ted to Con­gress in 1946.

Abra­ham Lin­coln was elec­ted Pre­si­dent in 1860.
John F. Ken­ne­dy was elec­ted Pre­si­dent in 1960.

Both were par­ti­cu­lar­ly con­cer­ned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their child­ren while living in the
White House.

Both Pre­si­dents were shot on a Friday.
Both Pre­si­dents were shot in the head
Now it gets real­ly weird.

Lin­coln 's secre­ta­ry was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secre­ta­ry was named Lincoln .

Both were ass­as­si­na­ted by Southerners.
Both were suc­ce­e­ded by Sou­ther­ners named Johnson.

Andrew John­son, who suc­ce­e­ded Lin­coln, was born in 1808.
Lyn­don John­son, who suc­ce­e­ded Ken­ne­dy, was born in 1908.

John Wil­kes Booth, who ass­as­si­na­ted Lin­coln, was born in 1839.
Lee Har­vey Oswald, who ass­as­si­na­ted Ken­ne­dy, was born in 1939. 

Both ass­as­sins were known by their three names.
Both names are com­po­sed of fif­teen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lin­coln was shot at the thea­ter named 'Ford'.
Ken­ne­dy was shot in a car cal­led 'Lin­coln' made by 'Ford'.

Lin­coln was shot in a thea­ter and his ass­as­sin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Ken­ne­dy was shot from a warehou­se and his ass­as­sin ran and hid in a theater.

Booth and Oswald were ass­as­si­na­ted befo­re their trials.

And here's the kicker...

A week befo­re Lin­coln was shot, he was in Mon­roe, Maryland.
A week befo­re Ken­ne­dy was shot, he was with Mari­lyn Monroe.

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